NATHAN FILER is a writer and a mental health nurse. He has worked as a researcher at the academic unit of psychiatry at the University of Bristol and on in-patient psychiatric wards. Filer graduated from the prestigious Bath Spa University creative writing program with an MA in 2011, and The Shock of the Fall is his first novel. He lives with his family in Bristol. Nathan won the 2013 Costa Award for The Shock of the Fall (previously published in the U.S. as Where the Moon Isn't).